(Closed) Best Books for Dad's to be

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

DH swore up and down he wasn’t going to read a book about being a daddy to be.  But, while at Buy Buy Baby one day, he asked me to buy him this book.  He’s really enjoyed it!  He said it was funny and easy to read.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t even bother buying him a book. i bought my husband one when i was pregnant with our first child…and he never read it. it’s collecting dust somewhere.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I second @Candy_Nee‘s suggestion. I bought that book for DH as a stocking stuffer and he seems to really be enjoying it. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I second @OctBride-2012:  … bought this book for my hubby as a joke and we both love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My DH was iffy on reading those books. He wanted to learn but every book he saw bored him to tears. I found Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad and it has been awesome! It mostly surrounds the pregnancy and right after birth but even still, it has him hooked and laughing. The Baby’s Owner Manual is really good too. He loves that because it puts all the baby rearing things in a funny and approchable way. And he can look for specific topics MUCH easier which he really likes. They are both less clinical and more real life but also both very practical. I would reccomend both those in a heartbeat!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Dadlabs: Guide to Fatherhood. Its a $13 book, but I actually got it at the Dollar Tree! I have actually read this whole book, and I think it really will connect with any future-father-to-be. Its easy to read and written by guys, and definitely will keep his attention! Its not like the normal boring parenting book that he dreads to read.

@wellheeledmama: ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope this helped!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@sexymama118:  I think it just depends on the book. Some books are actually really boring parenting books. You have to just find a book that is actually worth reading ๐Ÿ™‚ There are plenty of non-boring, attention-keeping parenting books for men.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs Hedgehog:  I was looking at that first book you mentioned last night online. I’m definitely going to order it for my DH! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My husband wanted one that wasn’t trying to be cute, or funny- he wanted a more serious type book.  He got “The Expectant Father” and he’s loving it.  I peeked at it, and it tells them what to expect from the wife month by month, symptom wise, and how to best handle what the wife is going through.  It also gives a lot of good info on starting college funds, and wills, and the more business side of things, and encourages the dads to take on that kind of thing since the wife or partner is having to deal with the pregnancy, and women tend to be more into the nesting/baby registry type stuff.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/expectant-father-armin-a-brott/1102168430

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